What is Teriflunomide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aubagio

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Teriflunomide is thought to prevent the interaction of cells in the immune system involved in damage to the myelin sheath. It is used to treat relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 307 254
Participate in clinical trial 9 8
Infantile myofibromatosis 1 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 1
Sleep apnea disorder 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 38
Moderate 43
Mild 66
None 118

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Teriflunomide

Side effect Patients
Hair loss 33
Diarrhea 19
Nausea 12
Hair thinning 11
Headaches 8
Elevated blood pressure 6

Show all 82 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Teriflunomide

Dosage Patients
14 mg daily 94
7 mg daily 14
1 tablet(s) daily 10
14 mcg daily 3
7 mcg daily 1
7 mg twice daily 1
16 mg daily 1
30 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Teriflunomide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 46
Did not seem to work 33
Doctor's advice 24
Other 11
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 2
Personal research 2
See all 93 patients who've stopped taking Teriflunomide

Duration

Currently taking Teriflunomide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Teriflunomide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 23
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 242
Usually 11
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 240
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 16
$100-199 2
$50-99 8
$25-49 5
< $25 131
Not specified 103

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Teriflunomide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) 58
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 45
Interferon beta-1a IM Injection (Avonex) 27
Fingolimod (Gilenya) 17
Natalizumab (Tysabri) 17

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Teriflunomide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) 10
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 10
Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) 10
Natalizumab (Tysabri) 7
Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) 5

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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11 patient evaluations for Teriflunomide

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Jul 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Pill box is important to remember to take meds for me (even though the Aubagio is labeled with a day's number.) So far, this is doing as well as the Copaxone did. My MRI in December revealed about a millimeter growth in one lesion and the rest were the same size and inactive. Very happy with this!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic eosinophilic pneumonia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: None it's just a tiny pill
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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